Archbishop Chaput undergoes knee surgery

Denver Archbishop Charles Chaput is seen during a news conference Tuesday, July 19, 2011, in Philadelphia. The Vatican on Tuesday named Chaput as Archbishop Justin Rigali's successor as Archbishop of Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

December 4, 2012 2:09:27 PM PST
The leader of Philadelphia's Roman Catholics is recovering from knee surgery.

Archbishop Charles Chaput underwent surgery on Tuesday morning at a suburban hospital.

His surgeon said everything went as expected, and the 68-year-old Chaput should be back on his feet soon.

On the Archbishop's Facebook page, he thanked everyone for their prayers for a speedy recovery.